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Lost And Found: The Blue Rock Records Story [2-CD SET]
Various Artists
Lost And Found: The Blue Rock Records Story [2-CD SET]
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (30) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #2

Little known outside collector circles, the Blue Rock label was Chicago-based Mercury Records' foray into the '60s soul market. Unsurprisingly, a fair number of the sides collected on this double-disc retrospective echo Ch...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Lost And Found: The Blue Rock Records Story [2-CD SET]
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 7/21/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 731455827323

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Little known outside collector circles, the Blue Rock label was Chicago-based Mercury Records' foray into the '60s soul market. Unsurprisingly, a fair number of the sides collected on this double-disc retrospective echo Chi-town styles popularized by Curtis Mayfield and other local producers and writers. Still, surprises abound, not the least of which is the Southern-fried original version of "Mustang Sally" by its author, Sir Mack Rice. Big names past their hit-making prime (the Shirelles), before it (the Chi-Lites), and in experimental phases (bluesmen Junior Wells and Junior Parker) get lots of play here, as do unjustly obscure singers like Otis Leavill, Tony Diamond, and Dizzy Jones. Lost and Found offers few works of genius, but it's an entertaining, enlightening ride throughout. --Rickey Wright
 

CD Reviews

More Unknown soul that should've been hits
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 08/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It says a lot about the era of R&B and true soul music (late 40s to about 1982) that so many good songs were never hits because of the high standards of the era. This is a wonderful collection of the lesser-known -tunes (but by no means of lesser quality ) of the 60s. After hearing this, you'll wonder why such beautiful and enjoyable songs like Otis Leavill's "A Reason To Be Lonely," Dee Dee Warwick's "We're Doing Fine," Janeen Henry' "Baby Boy", The Chi Lites "She's Mine," Benny & Tina' "Over my Dead Body" and Reginald Lamont's "I'll Get Along Somehow" escaped the popularity they deserved. There is an unending treasure chest of obscure soul like this out there. Fans of this will also like such collections as "The Sue Records Story," "The Loma Records Story," and "Got a Good Thing Going" (New York R&B radio hits of the 60s). Get this and you too will be doing fine."